Video: Enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 7 and Vista

Bill Detwiler explains how to unlock the hidden Administrator account on Windows 7 and Vista with the Computer Management console and Net User command.

It's generally not a good idea to use a true Windows administrator account for day-to-day computing. But, there are times when being logged in as a machine's local admin does make things easier. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you two ways to activate the hidden Administrator account on Windows 7 and Vista.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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